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Timber is a £10bn supply chain, and a globally traded commodity which connects the UK to the world. The statistics and insight we have compiled below show timber imports and exports in the UK, and connects them with building sites through statistics from the Construction Products Association.

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Latest Monthly Report

June 2021

The volume of timber and panel imports has been at and around the 1 million m3 mark for each of the first four months of 2021.

The month of April 2020 was the nadir of recent timber and panel import volume as the pandemic took hold in the UK and elsewhere.

Following recovery during the summer of 2020 and accelerating demand thereafter, import growth rates have set new highs.

In April 2021, growth exceeded 100% – albeit comparisons are being made against the record low of April 2020.

Timber Supply Statistics Dashboard

Want to take a closer look at the data? This interactive dashboard from the Timber Trade Federation and TimberTrends allows you to analyse timber imports into the UK, including the value, cubic metres, and country of despatch, through data over a four year period. Use the tabs, and arrows at the bottom of the table, to changes pages and access different sets of data, whether you want to look specifically into softwoods, hardwoods, different types of ply, OSB, or MDF, and either total imports, or the largest sources of despatch of these products to the UK.

Construction Market Statistics

Learn the latest statistics from the construction markets. Whether you want to look at the overall picture, are looking for a sector specific breakdown, or are looking for forecasts, our members are able to access a wealth of information through the Construction Products Association.

Weekly briefing

Get the latest update on the key issues effecting the UK economy and construction with the CPA’s weekly briefing.

CPA Industry Scenarios

Gain insight into the current state and future of the UK construction industry with the CPA’s quarterly forecast.

Construction Trade Survey

 Learn the state of the market with the CPA’s quarterly, pan-industry assessment of conditions within construction.

Statistics Articles

Check out our statistics articles. The experts at the Timber Trade Federation are here to help, providing regular articles, blogs and think pieces highlighting important data, and showcasing the state of the market.